BEMIDJI

Police searching for suspects after shooting injures one in Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. (KVRR) – Police in Bemidji are searching for suspects involved in an early morning shooting that left one man injured. Police responded at 3:22 a.m. Wednesday after callers reported hearing numerous gunshots near the Pine Ridge Apartment parking lot.  One caller reported that he had been shot and was driving himself to the Sanford Hospital Emergency Room. Police…

Bemidji Police need help finding missing woman

BEMIDJI, Minn. (KVRR) – Police are asking for your help finding a Bemidji woman last seen Monday, Sep. 13. Twenty-three-year-old Stephanie Chupp was last seen around 6:45 AM on the 1900 block of Park Avenue. She may have been a white Pontiac Grand Prix with Minnesota plates 655-RVZ. Anyone who may know where Chupp should call Bemidji Police at 218-333-9111….

Sanford donating $350 million toward virtual care center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health says it is giving $350 million to a clinical initiative that aims to create a virtual care center to treat people in rural and underserved areas of the Midwest. The center will serve people from across Sanford Health’s network of hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities. It will also house innovation, education and research…

Driver dead after car hits tree in Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. (KVRR) – Police in Bemidji say alcohol was a factor in a fatal crash involving a car that collided with a tree. The crash was reported Thursday at 4:26 a.m. Firefighters removed the driver from the car and transported the victim to Sanford Medical Center, where the victim died. The name of the victim has not been released….

Social Distancing: Live Cam Postcards

A Travel Activity That Lets You Pose For The World To See

  Here’s a silly thing you can do to make your travels a little more fun in our region. It’s kind of like a scavenger hunt, and makes for a fun photo op for your travels. Find all the places along your journey where there’s a live cam, and pose in front of it. We have a lot of live…

911 caller threatens to ‘blow up’ Bemidji area schools

BEMIDJI, Minn. (KVRR) – Police in Bemidji says the Beltrami County Dispatch Center received information from the Minnesota State Patrol regarding a suspicious 911 call that appeared to originate in the Twin Cities. Police say the caller stated that they were going to “blow up Bemidji Area Schools”. When pressed by the State Patrol Dispatcher, the caller stated that they…

Woman Dies in ATV Crash In Paul Bunyan State Forest

HUBBARD CO., Minn. — An ATV crash in the Paul Bunyan State Forest south of Bemidji claims the life of a Crow Wing county woman. Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office got the report of the crash on Saturday afternoon. A Nevis first responder and deputy performed CPR on 38-year-old Cassandra Berg of Crosslake but she was pronounced dead at the scene….

Encounter Over Alleged Domestic Abuse Turns Deadly In Beltrami County

Janelle Johnson and Austin JohnsonBELTRAMI CO., Minn. — A Beltrami County man is dead after a confrontation over alleged domestic abuse. Early Saturday, Janelle Johnson and Austin Johnson contacted law enforcement to report the shooting of 48-year-old Jesse Farris in Northern Township, Bemidji. Janelle says the couple traveled to confront their brother-in-law on Christmas when the argument turned physical. She…

Bemidji man shot, killed while deer hunting

BEMIDJI, Minn. (KVRR) – A Bemidji, Minn. man has died after being shot while deer hunting in Beltrami County. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s office says 28-year-old Lukas Dudley was shot while hunting in Nebish Township Nov. 25. A man who was not hunting with Dudley told investigators that he observed movement of what he thought was a deer and fired…

Minnesota firefighters share their experience of battling Oregon wildfires

29 Minnesota Firefighters were called to help with the Slater fire.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Twenty-nine Minnesota Firefighters are back home after battling Oregon wildfires. The firefighters from Brainerd, Fisher, Bemidji, Eden Prairie, Motley, Crosslake and Spring Lake Park/Blaine/Mounds View spent two weeks on the frontlines of the Slater fire. They were assigned to Cave Junction, a small city about 25 miles from the California border. The firefighters were split into…